PLAYER PROFILE: Ali, wing wonder

In every era, there always seems to have been a winger who can induce in the football fan a state of true excitement (or equivalent loathing and/or fear if he happens to play for your deadly rivals…)
Matthews… Best… Giggs… and now, Ali!

Ali, wing wonder

Born locally to Iraqi parents, Ali is every young defender’s nightmare. To have quick feet is one thing; to have a quick mind with it is a lethal combination. Add that to a fearsome shot and the ability to pull out a tantalising cross at will (as readers will soon discover) and it’s clear why Ali is a key component of The Victory Boys.

Check out this link for an excerpt of one of Ali’s finer moments (but not his finest!) from Chapter 9 of the book.

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